Category: Middle East & Africa

UAE: Dubai sets sights on halal zones

| 27/02/2014 | Reply
UAE: Dubai sets sights on halal zones

“Given the latent demand, the potential market for halal products and services is huge and will continue to grow,” said Essa Kazim, secretary general of DIEDC.

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UAE: Islamic Development Bank will issue Sukuk worth one $1 billion

| 27/02/2014 | Reply
UAE:   Islamic Development Bank will issue Sukuk worth one $1 billion

Shaikh Hamdan emphasised the importance of supporting Dubai’s initiative as the capital of Islamic economy and highlighted IDB’s position as a strategic partner.

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UAE: Sheikh Mohammed tours Halal Food Exhibition

| 26/02/2014 | Reply
UAE: Sheikh Mohammed tours Halal Food Exhibition

Halal World Food will instantly establish a market-leading position as the world’s biggest annual Halal food sourcing trade show.

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Morocco aims to attract more investment from Gulf states

| 25/02/2014 | Reply
Morocco aims to attract more investment from Gulf states

“Morocco is a platform for Europe, Middle East, Africa and ideally situated as an export platform for the EU market, US East Coast and other markets.”

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Pakistan food Exports to UAE have huge potential

| 25/02/2014 | Reply
Pakistan food Exports to UAE have huge potential

The UAE is hub of the Middle East and North Africa region, especially for re-export. 60 per cent of trade volume among Gulf countries routes through the UAE.

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UAE: Halal cluster launched at Dubai Industrial City

| 23/02/2014 | Reply
UAE: Halal cluster launched at Dubai Industrial City

The cluster is launched in collaboration with the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre, Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology, and Dubai Municipality.

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Dubai: Halal World Food at Gulfood 2014

| 21/02/2014 | Reply
Dubai: Halal World Food at Gulfood 2014

Gulfood will host more than 450 halal associated companies this year under the banner Halal World Food.

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USA: Midamar in USA Pavilion at Gulfood 2014

| 20/02/2014 | Reply
USA: Midamar in USA Pavilion at Gulfood 2014

Midamar celebrates its 40th year of doing business in the Middle East at Gulfood, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE on February 23-27, 2014.

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Qatar: Scholars slam Danish move on halal meat

| 19/02/2014 | Reply
Qatar:  Scholars slam Danish move on halal meat

Reacting to the ban, several Qatar-based Islamic scholars have made it clear that animals stunned by electrocution are considered dead and not permitted.

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Crescentrating releases 2014 Halal Friendly Holiday Destination Rankings

| 18/02/2014 | Reply
Crescentrating releases 2014 Halal Friendly Holiday Destination Rankings

The Muslim Travel market segment was estimated to be worth US $140B in 2013, representing almost 13% of global travel expenditures.

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Halal World Food exhibition to aid Dubai’s Islamic economy capital vision

| 18/02/2014 | Reply
Halal World Food exhibition to aid Dubai’s Islamic economy capital vision

Dubai’s position as a primary global trading hub for the international halal food industry has received a boost with thousands of specialist halal food companies readying for next month’s inaugural Halal World Food presented by Gulfood.

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Halal sectors should not look to Islamic finance’s laissez faire sharia model

| 18/02/2014 | Reply
Halal sectors should not look to Islamic finance’s laissez faire sharia model

Kuwait Central bank governor points out the systemic weaknesses in Islamic Finance’s supervisory structures, and advises other Halal sectors not to copy them.

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Saudi Arabia and MENA Baby Food Industry

| 14/02/2014 | Reply
Saudi Arabia and MENA Baby Food Industry

A rapidly evolving economy, rising personal disposable incomes, increasing preference for packaged food will drive the baby food market.

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Brazilian food exports to Arab countries reach record 17 million tons in 2013

| 13/02/2014 | 1 Reply
Brazilian food exports to Arab countries reach record 17 million tons in 2013

‘Frozen chicken cuts’ contributed the most to the robust Brazilian export figures, accounting for 15 % of the total food and other items traded.

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Opinion: Challenges for private equity in Halal industry

| 09/02/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Challenges for private equity in Halal industry

The challenge comes down to integrity risks. We need to start the process of owning the halal-agro-food supply chain.

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Opinion: Welcome to the Halal economy

| 06/02/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Welcome to the Halal economy

Dubai now sees a much larger story unfolding, which goes well beyond the boundaries of mere Islamic banking or finance.

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UAE: Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture

| 03/02/2014 | Reply
UAE: Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture

‘Google-funded lab burger, and ‘cultured meat and leather developed by Modern Meadow’ – is this really the way forward?

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UAE: MoEW officials check Philippine halal facilities

| 31/01/2014 | Reply
UAE: MoEW officials check Philippine halal facilities

So far, eggs and poultry as well as some meat products from the Philippines have passed halal accreditation.

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Brazil’s first Shari’ah compliant livestock finance programme

| 21/01/2014 | Reply
Brazil’s first Shari’ah compliant livestock finance programme

Brazil’s first Shari’ah-compliant livestock finance programme of $25 million, to fund fattening of 70,000 cattle heads initiated.

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Opinion: What the ‘Islamic Economy’ Means for Islamic Finance

| 15/01/2014 | Reply
Opinion: What the ‘Islamic Economy’ Means for Islamic Finance

Dubai would like to create certified standards for a variety of industries. To do this with Islamic finance, AAOIFI-compliance will be a key component.

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